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Morden Sunrise Rose

Rosa 'Morden Sunrise'

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Morden Sunrise Rose (Rosa 'Morden Sunrise') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Morden Sunrise Rose flowers

Morden Sunrise Rose flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Morden Sunrise Rose (Rosa 'Morden Sunrise') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Morden Sunrise Rose in bloom

Morden Sunrise Rose in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 inches

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Group/Class:  Parkland Rose

Description:

A wildly popular shrub rose thanks to its very colorful semi-double yellow flowers with pinkish centers in early summer right through to fall; compact habit, hardy and resistant to disease, a good garden detail shrub; needs full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Morden Sunrise Rose features showy lightly-scented gold flowers with peach overtones, yellow eyes and pink tips at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer, which emerge from distinctive orange flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy orange hips displayed from mid to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Morden Sunrise Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Spiny

Morden Sunrise Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Morden Sunrise Rose will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Morden Sunrise Rose makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features